The PSC Recruiter will be responsible for assisting the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) throughout the pre-award contract process. The PSC Recruiter is responsible for a range of functions in the pre-award contract process including, but not limited to preparing and posting PSC job solicitations; receiving offers in response to posted solicitations; serving as the point of contact for all general external communication; and facilitating the processes for USAID/OFDA to evaluate, interview and select candidates under the PSC hiring mechanism. The Specialist will be assigned primary responsibilities based on demonstrated skills, experience, and workflow requirements, with opportunities for cross-training. A significant part of the job requires receiving, reviewing, responding to, organizing, and tracking a large number of emails and offers submitted on a daily basis by PSC applicants in response to published U.S.
-Prepare, post, and manage solicitations for all PSC positions with USAID/OFDA. Manage the
receipt of all offers submitted in response to published PSC solicitations and serve as the point of
contact for all general external communication.
-Manage communication with senior clients, USAID/OFDA staff, agency staff, current and potential
PSC candidates, and the general public; demonstrating an appropriate sense of urgency when
responding to customer requests.
-Prepare and appropriately format all internal documentation related to the pre-award PSC
contract process with USAID/OFDA.
-Ensure all solicitation, pre-award contract documents, and communications are error free,
accurate and in compliance with USAID, U.S. Government, and other regulations, laws, standards,
-Understand the PSC pre-award contract process. Facilitate the technical evaluation process for a
portfolio of USPSC solicitations; schedule interviews and writing tests, and check references and
-Schedule and confirm meeting spaces, conference calls, etc. Take accurate and comprehensive
-Monitor and track upcoming actions and deadlines; ensure tasks are completed in a timely
manner. Manage internal trackers and financial invoices. Maintain databases and lists; individual
and team calendars. Prepare weekly, monthly, and ad hoc reports.
Education, Experience and Skills
Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
Experience: Minimum of 5 years relevant experience, including internships. Candidates should demonstrate a strong desire to work in U.S. Government procurement and contracting. Experience working with USAID or other U.S. Government agencies in procurement and contracting, ideally with Personal Services Contracts (PSCs) is preferred.
Skills: Outstanding customer service, interpersonal and communication skills; Reliable, highly organized, and efficient; Motivated, self-directed and proactive; Must excel in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment while maintaining a calm, friendly, helpful and mature attitude while under pressure, flexibility to balance priorities and multitask; Ability to complete tasks independently in a timely manner; Extreme attention to detail; Exceptional written communication skills; Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) email, and internet applications; Ability to learn quickly; Superior critical thinking skills;
Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government issued Secret clearance for the duration of your employment. One of the requirements for a US Government Secret clearance is US citizenship. Only applicants who currently hold an active Secret or higher level security clearance or who are eligible to receive a Secret security clearance will be considered for this position.
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